THE ESSENTIALS! Basic Tools for the Do-It-Yourselfer
Whether your hanging a picture frame, installing a shelf or tackling a major home improvement project, having the right tools is essential to getting the job done. Prior to purchasing this home I had been renting for 6+ years after I sold my home and moved to the Washington, DC area. So I had a limited tool collection. I had a renter‘s toolbox, basically everything one would need to hang pictures, patch nail holes and put together IKEA furniture.
So needless to say I needed to go shopping. But budget limitation prevented an all out shopping spree. Many people think that maintaining and fixing things around the home can be costly and time consuming (Ignore that voice in your head that says, “Yes, It does!). Or the task may require all these big expensive tools.
But luckily, many home repair jobs can be tackled with just a few basic tools – the essentials. So if you do go out and purchase some tools start with the essentials, the basics, and slowly grow your workshop over time.
Tool Tote, Hammer, Drill/Driver, Drill Bit Set
Tape measure, Pliers, Wrench, Utility Knife
5 in 1 Knife/Scrapper, Level, Hand Saw, Hacksaw
Miter Box Set, Stud Finder, Staple Gun/Brad Nailer, Calk Gun
Utility Scissors, Paw Bar/Nail Puller, Pry Bar, Adhesive
Screwdriver Set, Sander, Voltage Tester, Carpenter Pencil
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Totally agree that these are the must-have tools for homeowners. But for more advanced tools, outsourcing to an affordable contractor is the best for your time and money. Great post!
Thank you Charles. A good contractor is still key.